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White Death Fail

Fail! For those keeping up, I wrote last night about my 1996 Honda Civic which has over 250K miles on it not starting.  Well I am happy to report that the fail in this post is not the car's fault.  It is quite the opposite, really.  The car gave me hope, showed me that sometimes you just need a little loving.  But let's start back at the beginning... 7:15am Making my way outside, determination fills my mind.  I will make it to work!  After opening the driver door, the dome light is on.  Read more [...]

The Strangest Car Troubles

Just so you know... I have the strangest car troubles right now. This has been going on for a few weeks now.  I am pretty sure it has to do with the cold weather, but not completely sure.  I have a 1996 Honda Civic with over 250K miles on it.  Great car, I love it.  But lately the battery (as far as I can tell) is going all funky monkey on me.  The skinny of it is, my car won't start.  On the special occasions that the car wants to be difficult, I will go out to the car, put the key in the Read more [...]

What is wrong with people?

== Update - 12/22/2008 == My car was broken into last night.  They busted out the back right window.  They made a mess looking around the glove compartment, but looks like they only got away with my change drawer.  They made $1.50 and further proves my point that Clifton sucks. == end update == I have been thinking about writing a post like this for some time, but with recent events, I decided now is the time. Let me ask you a question... what is wrong with people?  Why do people think Read more [...]

Fire at St. George

We could see the flames and smoke from our back lot some 4 or 5 blocks away. After throwing on jackets, scarves, and gloves, we ran down the street with cell phone cameras in hand. By the time we got there, many other people had gathered in the blockbuster parking lot, just looking up. Smoke filled the already dark night air and a gentle mist of water frosted our faces from the fire hoses doing their best to contain the flames. Everyone was looking at the same sight, the two tall steeples of Read more [...]

I live in one big free garage sale

I live in a nasty crime infested dirty neighborhood. Yes, I live in Clifton.Now the area I live in does have a good number of college kids, but there is an extremely large 'local' population. And the local population tends to be low income families. Walking to and from class I have noticed something. These locals seem to throw out an extremely large amount of furniture. Yeah, furniture. I'm talking everything from mattresses to recliners to couches to bathroom vanities. What's up with this?My Read more [...]